FIGHT recognized by the CDC as the 1st Million Hearts Exemplar

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers is recognized by the Center for Disease Control as the 1st Million Hearts© Exemplar.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia FIGHT reached out to more than 3,000 patients with hypertension because FIGHT staff believed in the power of medication adherence to achieve hypertension control.

Million Hearts® recognizes Philadelphia FIGHT as a Hypertension Control Exemplar for their outstanding efforts to prioritize hypertension treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Million Hearts® applauds Philadelphia FIGHT for making lasting changes in their patients’ lives and thanks them for their commitment to cardiovascular care!

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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